PR717838 - Variation - 26 Mar 2020

MA000079  PR717838

The attached document replaces the document previously issued with the above code on 26 March 2020.

Typographical error in item 7 corrected.

Modern Awards,Economics and Research Section

On behalf of the Associate to Deputy President Gostencnik

Dated 27 March 2020

MA000079  PR717838


Fair Work Act 2009

s.156—4 yearly review of modern awards

4 yearly review of modern awards


Technical services



4 yearly review of modern awards –Architects Award 2010 –Award Stage –substantive issues.

A. Further to the decisions issued by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission on 26 March 2020 [[2020] FWCFB 1640],23 January 2020 [[2020] FWCFB 320] and 12 September 2019 [[2019] FWCFB 6138],the Architects Award 2010 is varied as follows:

1. By inserting the following definition in clause 3.1 in alphabetical order:

Bachelor’s Degree with a pathway to a Master of Architecture means an employee who holds a design based Bachelor’s Degree which would allow them to apply for enrolment or be enrolled in an approved Master of Architecture program qualifying for admission to the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) for registration as an Architect under Australian legislation.

2. By deleting the definition of “student of architecture”in clause 3.1 and inserting the following:

Student of Architecture is an employee who is normally enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree with a pathway to a Master of Architecture and who is employed to gain experience in the practice of architecture.

3. By deleting clause 15.2(c) and inserting the following:

(c) The Prescribed Competencies against which the experience is to be documented are as follows:

    (i) Design:Project Briefing

  Establishment,analysis and evaluation of client project requirements and objectives.

  Identification of factors that may impact on client project requirements and objectives.

    (ii) Design:Pre-Design

  Identification,analysis and integration of information relevant to siting of project.

    (iii) Design:Conceptual Design

  Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation,codes and industry standards.

  Application of principles controlling planning,development and design for the project site.

  Ability to prepare drawings which communicate a scheme design.

  Consideration of material characteristics with regard to the design,durability and aesthetic qualities and environmental considerations.

    (iv) Documentation:Detailed Design

  Evaluation and integration of regulatory environments.

  Exploration of and explanation of construction techniques and details suitable to a design.

    (v) Documentation:Documentation

  Identification and adoption of a strategy,program and process of documentation integrated through all project stages to enable project delivery.

  Continuing coordination and integration of information and project material from relevant consultants,specialists and suppliers.

  Incorporation of the project requirements and objectives in accordance with Project Brief and approved Detailed Design.

  Timely completion and communication of accurate and comprehensible documents that will include,as required,drawings,models,specifications,schedules and other relevant modes of information.

  Project documentation is in accordance with,and appropriate to,the project contract and project procurement procedure.

  Engagement with manufacturer’s material systems instructions and guidelines.

  Preparation of drawings to explain how a project should be assembled.

    (vi) Project Delivery:Procurement

  Identification of available procurement methods and assessment of relevance and application to the project.

    (vii) Project Delivery:Construction Stage

  Identification and application of the process and administration systems needed to fulfil all obligations under project contract.

  Construction progress and quality is systematically reviewed and monitored as required under the contract provisions.

  Identification and application of all relevant processes required for certification of monetary claims,project variations,and extensions of time,project instructions or other administrative responsibilities under the contract provisions.

4. By deleting the table appearing in clause 15.4(a) and inserting the following:


% of Level 1—Entry rate

First 13 weeks of employment


Next 13 weeks of employment


Next 26 weeks of employment


2nd year of experience


3rd year of experience


5. By deleting the table appearing in clause 15.4(b) and inserting the following:


    Minimum rate or % of Level 1—Entry rate

    Less than 3 years of experience


    3rd year of experience


6. By renumbering clauses 15.4(c) to (g) as clauses 15.4(d) to (h).

7. By inserting a new clause 15.4(c) as follows:

(c) Employees holding a Bachelor’s Degree with a pathway to a Master of Architecture will be paid the following minimum rate or percentage of the first year Graduate of Architecture rate of payment:


    Percentage of Level 1—Entry rate

    1st year of experience


    2nd year of experience


    3rd year of experience


8. By deleting clause 16.3 and inserting the following:

16.3 Equipment and special clothing allowance

(a) Where the employer requires an employee to provide relevant technical equipment or special clothing,the employer must reimburse the employee for the costs of purchasing such equipment.

(b) On occasion when required for on-site use,the employer must pay an allowance equivalent to the cost of necessary protective clothing.

(c) The provisions of clause 16.3(a) and (b) do not apply where the employer supplies such equipment and special clothing without cost to the employee.

9. By updating the cross-references accordingly.

B. This determination comes into operation from 4 May 2020. In accordance with s.165(3) of the Fair Work Act 2009 this determination does not take effect until the start of the first full pay period that starts on or after 4 May 2020.


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